Domain - Biochemistry

Domain - Biochemistry

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Level 4

Perform laboratory centrifugation techniques
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2025.

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Version 6

8044 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform differential centrifugation; and density gradient centrifugation.

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Precipitate a protein and perform a dialysis
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8049 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: precipitate a protein; and select and perform a dialysis of a protein precipitate.

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Level 5

Perform paper, thin layer, and column chromatography
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26486 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform chromatographic techniques; and interpret results.

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Explain the characteristics of enzymes
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 26488 replaced unit standard 8053.

26487 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the structure and properties of enzymes; and how enzymes catalyse chemical reactions.

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Determine enzyme activity
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 26487 replaced unit standard 8053.

26488 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the pH and temperature dependence of enzyme activity; calculate kinetic parameters for a one-substrate reaction; and determine enzyme activity in the presence of inhibitors.

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Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of lipids
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8054.

26489 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the classification and function of lipids; the structure and properties of fatty acids; and the structure, properties, and functions of complex lipids.

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Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, properties, and functions of amino acids and proteins
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8055.

26490 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the chemical structure and properties of amino acids; describe the structure and functions of peptides and proteins; and explain the physical and chemical properties of proteins.

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Perform spectrophotometric analyses
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8043 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe spectrophotometric techniques; perform spectrophotometric analysis; construct a standard curve for spectrophotometric analysis, and interpret results from a spectrophotometric analysis.

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Level 6

Discuss the cellular metabolism of glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids
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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8057.

26491 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: discuss the metabolism of glucose and amino acids; describe metabolism of fatty acids; and discuss the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in metabolism.

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Perform high pressure liquid chromatography
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8046 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain high pressure liquid chromatographic techniques; and perform an analysis using high pressure liquid chromatography.

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Demonstrate knowledge of plant biochemistry
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8058 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the processes of photosynthesis; nitrogen fixation; secondary metabolism of plants; and the biochemical basis for the control of plant growth.

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Demonstrate knowledge of animal biochemistry
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8059 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the ultrastructure, function, and biochemistry of muscle fibres; discuss the central role of the liver in regulating body metabolism; and discuss mammalian digestion and absorption.

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Data as at 04 March 2024